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    Default Weld or bolt on hooks on my bucket kubota l2800

    I have a new Kubota L2800 Hst and love it. On my old kubota I had two hooks welded on so I could lift engines, use for tie downs, for draging and towing ect. I am wondering if I should bolt on two hooks to the top of the bucket or weld them on?
    The two hooks I have for it cam off a new ford f150 under the front bumper on the truck, my neighbor took them off when he put a grill thing on. Any sugestions would be great.
    thanks [img]/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
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    Default Re: Weld or bolt on hooks on my bucket kubota l2800

    I prefer the grab hooks that are weldable. I ordered them online and they were very reasonably priced. I think its a personal preference thing.

    Ron

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    Default Re: Weld or bolt on hooks on my bucket kubota l2800

    I have grab hooks on each end of the bucket, directly above where the arms connect to the bucket, and a slip hook in the middle, all welded on. I also reinforced the top lip of the bucket by having a piece of steel welded in the gap between the lip and body of the bucket. This steel runs the width of the bucket.

    BTW, I don't understand how the attachment in your post relates to your question. [img]/forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: Weld or bolt on hooks on my bucket kubota l2800

    These guys have weld on hooks.

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    Default Re: Weld or bolt on hooks on my bucket kubota l2800

    I use 3/8 chain hooks welded each side of bucket with doubling plates. Also have a pintle hook top center of bucket.

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    Default Re: Weld or bolt on hooks on my bucket kubota l2800

    jay; Well, I welded a 2X2X1/8 piece of angle on the top lip of my bucket to strenghthen it, then welded a weldon grab hook in the center. [img]/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img] On each side of my bucket, a buddy gave me two bolt on jeephooks, that I bolted on. Never have used the jeephooks, but they look double bad. [img]/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] I prefer the grab hook in the center. Others will differ with this, but it's what I was used to using on full size TLBs. [img]/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: Weld or bolt on hooks on my bucket kubota l2800

    I went this route. Good heavy angle with slots............chim
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    Default Re: Weld or bolt on hooks on my bucket kubota l2800

    I went the weld on hook method an use them alot.
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    Default Re: Weld or bolt on hooks on my bucket kubota l2800

    I also went the route of the angle iron

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    Default Re: Weld or bolt on hooks on my bucket kubota l2800

    This way you can change what you have on the front.

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